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    replacement cords for Vtg machines

    I bought an old machine/table with a cracked cord. does anyone know the best way to repair this or will it need to be replaced all together? I'm too scared to plug it it as it looks so brittle. any ideas?

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    Try Sew-Classic to see if she has one like yours
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by windylou View Post
    I bought an old machine/table with a cracked cord. does anyone know the best way to repair this or will it need to be replaced all together? I'm too scared to plug it it as it looks so brittle. any ideas?
    Sewclassic has everything you would need to replace or repair the cracked cords or cords. If one cord is cracked then likely all the cords need replacing. Consider a complete cord and foot controller set up for you machine. Can you post pictures of your machine and what needs replacing? That would help us give you some hints and directions.
    Sweet Caroline

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    yes, I just replaced my cord for my feather weight, I ordered it from All brands, They showed me how to unscrew bottom of foot pedal and the two metal ends with u type metal. Just slide cord onto plate and then screw the bottom
    plate back on to top of foot pedal and your done. My cord cost $13.00
    The cord I replaced did look ok but , had 2 nicks, I was glad I did replace it it was at the foot pedal really in bad
    shape brittle and falling apart. I keep the old cord it is vintage.

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    OK, I think I am among people who care about this kind of stuff! The machine is a Universal and it is in a cabinet. The cabinet front is the back of a chair that slides up into the cabinet and fits flush. The "foot" pedal is mounted on the inside of the cabinet to be used w/ your leg (I think) There are two plugs inside the cabinet - 1 is the cord from the pedal to the plug, and the other is the from the plug outside the cabinet to the wall.

    Here are some quick pics I took with my phone just now. Oh, and if anyone has any info on this type of machine or cabinet, I'd love to hear it. The best part? I got the whole shebang, vintage notions in the drawers and all, for $30 at a thrift shop near my house. I got the price down from $50 because I thought I would have to replace the cord.

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    WOW What a FIND!!!!!!!!! Those Japanese 15s or 15 clones are dandy machines!!! Love that cabinet - you should be able to change the bobbin from that hole in the front without opening the slide plate! DH has rewired more than one of those - not very hard to do if you are somewhat handy. Two links for you: Will the REAL 15 clone please stand up and you can see how Iris, Hannah and I cleaned one up. It was easy. Janie Doe, the 15 Clone - make over There is a lot of info on those pages thanks to everybody who posted.

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    Wow, those are some gorgeous machines! I have no idea what I've got - it's been sitting in my garage since the summer. I'm miffed that I didn't cover the cabinet b/c my Dh or Stepson - not sure which - left a couple of sports bottles on top and now I have water rings. I've sanded it down a bit, hoping to paint the top at some point.

    Now I'm curious about the machine itself!

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    From your picture, you only need the cord from the outlet to the cord that goes in the wall as near as I can tell. It should be an easy fix for a handyman. You can buy an extension cord and cut the receiving end off and then wire it into your outlet box on the machine. You can buy new outlet boxes already wired if you don't want to do it yourself. http://shop.sew-classic.com/Cord-Set...143-SCE143.htm
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    cool! That takes a load off - I was worried I wasted my $$ and wouldn't be able to find a fix.

    I have to share this. When I went out to take the pictures, I dumped out the contents of all the drawers into a box. I just found, in the folds of some fabric scraps, the manual for the machine (CB-1 Sewing Machines), a box of attachments, and an Universal Electric Sewing Machine Series 1953 Twenty Year Guarantee Bond for the sewing machine - dated 2/21/53! there is also a receipt dated 4/22/72 for a service call/labor/and a spring wire totaling $14.50. Also? The sewing center where the machine was purchased is still in business.

    Stuff like that makes me giddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windylou View Post
    cool! That takes a load off - I was worried I wasted my $$ and wouldn't be able to find a fix.

    I have to share this. When I went out to take the pictures, I dumped out the contents of all the drawers into a box. I just found, in the folds of some fabric scraps, the manual for the machine (CB-1 Sewing Machines), a box of attachments, and an Universal Electric Sewing Machine Series 1953 Twenty Year Guarantee Bond for the sewing machine - dated 2/21/53! there is also a receipt dated 4/22/72 for a service call/labor/and a spring wire totaling $14.50. Also? The sewing center where the machine was purchased is still in business.

    Stuff like that makes me giddy!
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!! How fun!

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